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Also Known As: Died: January 29, 1986
Born: October 27, 1911 Cause of Death: cancer
Birth Place: Alameda, California, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

My Life As A Dog (1985) as Mr Sandberg
A young boy''''s life changes the summer he moves in with relatives while his sick mother tries to recover.
Abduction (1981) as Mr Prescott
Based, loosely, on the story of Patty Hearst's kidnappings by the SLA. The daughter of wealthy businessman is taken hostage by a gang of radical black revolutionaries. While she fears for her life at first, she gradually starts to become sympathetic to her kidnappers' cause, and eventually considers herself to be one of them. When the police finally find her, will they bring her back to her family, or lock her up in jail?
Twilight's Last Gleaming (1977) as Ralph Whittaker--Cia Director
A renegade USAF general, Lawrence Dell, escapes from a military prison and takes over an ICBM silo near Montana and threatens to provoke World War 3 unless the President revels details of a secret meeting held just after the start of the Vietnam War between Dell and the then President's most trusted advisors.
Force Five (1975) as Cal Newkirk
A special police undercover unit composed of ex-cons chosen for their particular skills investigates the vicious syndicate beating of a star basketball player whose father vows to take vengeance if he catches the attackers first. This prospective series pilot cleverly adapted the plot hook of "The D
Winterhawk (1975) as Guthrie
The tribe of Chief Winterhawk are ill. His friend trapper Guthrie suggests to ask the white men in a near village for help - but they kill Winterhawk's companion...
Family Rico (1972) as Mike Lamont
A drama about underworld pressures on a crime syndicate chief, played by Gazzara, who is torn between his love for a younger brother who defects and his own loyalty to the organization. The 1957 theatrical version of the story, "The Brothers Rico," starred Richard Conte and Kathryn Grant, who had ju
Daughters of Joshua Cabe, The (1972) as Amos Wetheral
A pilot film about a fur trapper who, in a scheme to keep his land holdings in the wake of a homesteading law, recruits a prostitute, a thief, and a pickpocket to portray his daughters.
Man and Boy (1972) as Mossman
The Civil War is over and the west offers unlimited opportunities for the adventurous. Yet the celebration is short-lived for Caleb Revers, a black veteran trying to plant roots under the scorching sun of the Arizona frontier. A kindly neighbor gives Revers a horse to help plow the land and support his wife and their precocious 12 year-old son, Billy. But town bigots resent a black man owning a horse and the stallion is stolen. So, Revers and his son embark on a dangerous mission to get it back. The murderous horse thief, an archrival from Rever''s past, and a crazed sheriff are among many hostile obstacles which force young Billy to grow up fast.
Terror in the Sky (1971) as Marty Treleavek
This TV carbon of Hailey's "Airport" has crew and passengers stricken by food poisoning, forcing a washed-up helicopter pilot on board to land the plane with the help of a stewardess. Previously it had been the basis for a drama "Flight into Danger" on TV's "Alcoa Hour" (1956) and then was made as
Deadly Dream, The (1971) as Dr Harold Malcolm
A research scientist is driven to the brink by a recurring dream that he is marked for death by a mysterious tribunal, and soon he is unable to separate his dreams from reality -- and vice versa.
I Saw What You Did (1965) as Dave Mannering
A prank call turns deadly when two teenagers dial a murderer''''s number.
Mirage (1965) as Major Crawford
A biochemist suffers memory lapses, finds bad guys after him, and has no idea why.
The Carpetbaggers (1964) as Jonas Cord, Sr.
A young tycoon takes Hollywood by storm to quench his thirst for power.
Roustabout (1964) as Joe Lean
A female carnival owner hires a hot-blooded young singer to save her touring show.
Strait-Jacket (1964) as Bill Cutler
Murder follows an axe murderer home when she's released from a mental hospital.
A Gathering of Eagles (1963) as General Hewitt
A devoted Air Force commander sacrifices happiness in the name of duty.
Shoot Out at Big Sag (1962) as Sam Barbee
Once Upon a Horse... (1958) as Granville Dix
Dan and Doc are incompetent desperados who plan to give crime one more try before going straight. Miss Amity Babb is the shapely toast of Empty Cup, Colorado who sets prices by Wall Street, never loses at poker, and rules the town (and the sheriff) with a cash register in a velvet glove. When Amity and our two heroes meet, the slapstick burlesque of Western cliches grows ever wilder...
Twilight for the Gods (1958) as Harry Hutton
Kiss Them for Me (1957) as Eddie Turnbill
Three navy war heroes are booked on a morale-building "vacation" in San Francisco and plan to throw a wild party.
The Vintage (1957) as Louis Morel
Two fugitives hide out in a vineyard.
Istanbul (1957) as Charlie Boyle
Adventurer James Brennan returns to Istanbul five years after being ejected under suspicion of diamond smuggling. In flashback, he recalls his last days there, his torrid love affair with Stephanie Bauer, the efforts of shady characters to obtain a strange ornament he received from a friend, and Stephanie's disappearance during a fire. Now that Brennan is back, Stephanie (or her double) reappears, and there's still the question of where the supposedly smuggled diamonds are...
Star in the Dust (1956) as George Ballard
In this western, a lawman tries to mediate between irate farmers and angry ranchers who are trying to decide the fate of a captured killer. The killer was hired by the ranchers who want him freed. The farmers, egged on by a schoolteacher, want to see the gunman swing. Meanwhile the real troublemaker
Tea and Sympathy (1956) as Bill Reynolds
A faculty wife risks her marriage to help a troubled teen tormented by his fellow students.
The Fastest Gun Alive (1956) as Lou Glover
A reformed gunslinger''''s past keeps catching up with him.
On the Waterfront (1954) as Eddy Glover
A young stevedore takes on the mobster who rules the docks.
Paris Model (1953) as Edgar Blevins
A dress plays a key role in the lives of each of the women who wear it.
Invaders from Mars (1953) as George MacLean
A young boy learns that space aliens are taking over the minds of earthlings.
Never Wave at a WAC (1953) as Sgt. Norbert "Noisy" Jackson
A divorced socialite joins the Army hoping it will improve her love life.
A Perilous Journey (1953) as Richards
Captain Scarface (1953) as Sam [Wilton]
A group of foreign agents plots to blow up the Panama Canal.
Fort Algiers (1953) as Kalmani
Trouble Along the Way (1953) as Father Provincial
A famous football coach uses underhanded means to turn a bankrupt college's team into winners.
Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd (1952) as Morgan
Two waiters stumble on a treasure map and land in hot water with pirates.
My Wife's Best Friend (1952) as Nicholas Reed
Sailor Beware (1952) as Comm. Lane
Two sailors wreak havoc on the Navy.
Born to the Saddle (1952) as Bob Marhall
The Cimarron Kid (1952) as Marshal John Sutton
Audie Murphy comes into his own as a Western star in this story. Wrongly accused by crooked railroad officials of aiding a train heist by his old friends the Daltons, he joins their gang and becomes an active participant in other robberies. Betrayed by a fellow gang member, Murphy becomes a fugitive in the end. Seeking refuge at the ranch of a reformed gang member, he hopes to flee with the man's daughter to South America, but he's captured in the end and led off to jail. The girl promises to wait.
With a Song in My Heart (1952) as General
This film focuses on the rise of an aspiring songstress.
Carbine Williams (1952) as Feder
True story of the convicted bootlegger who fought for his freedom by inventing a new rifle.
Reunion in Reno (1951) as B. Frederick Linaker
The Tall Target (1951) as The stranger
A detective tries to prevent the assassination of President Lincoln during a train ride.
Show Boat (1951) as Pete
Riverboat entertainers find love, laughs and hardships as they sail along "Old Man River."
The Showdown (1950) as "Big Mart" Stores
Shadrach Jones (William Elliott), ex-Texas State Policeman, has a ruthless determination to find and kill the man who shot his brother in the back and stole the money with which he was to buy a ranch for he and Shadrach. At the saloon-hotel ran by Adelaide (Marie Windsor), Shadrach is convinced that one of the cowhands on a cattle drive by Captain McKellar (Walter Brennan) to Montana is the killer, and he takes the trail-herd boss job to identify the man. McKellar preaches to Jones that he should forget revenge and let the law of retribution take care of the killer. Shadrach's hard driving of the men and his hunt for the killer makes him bitterly hated, and his retribution quest ends in a manner he has not anticipated.
Mother Didn't Tell Me (1950) as Dr. Bruce Gordon
Love That Brute (1950) as Military school commandant
In 1928, Big Ed Hanley (Paul Douglas), boss of a gang of Chicago racketeers, has money and power, but he is bored. Watching some kids play in the park, he sees Ruth Manning (Jean Peters) and is interested at once. He tells her he has a couple of kids and gives her the job of taking care of them. He moves Mamie (Joan Davis) in as a housekeeper, but the best he can scrape up as a son is Harry, a pint-sized monster. A couple of henchmen sent by to rub Big Ed out by his rival, Pretty Willie (Cesar Romero), are relieved of their hardware by Quentin (Arthur Treacher), Ed's butler, and Bugs, his right-hand man. They march them downstairs, supposedly to drop in the river, but actually leave them in a very nice jail maintained by Ed for gangsters who drop by to rub him out. Ed's problems include keeping Ruth, who has begun to like him, from finding out about his activities, increasing his family and keeping uninvited guests from dropping by.
Three Secrets (1950) as Bill Chase
A five-year-old boy is the sole survivor of a devastating plane crash in the mountains of California. When the newspapers reveal the boy was adopted and that the crash occurred on his birthday, three women begin to ponder if it's the son each gave up for adoption. As the three await news of his rescue at a mountain cabin, they recall incidents from five years earlier and why they were forced to give up their son.
Stella (1950) as Fred Anderson
Dallas (1950) as Martin Weatherby
A renegade Confederate officer tries to hide his identity while bringing law and order to the West.
Johnny Stool Pigeon (1949) as Pringle
The Lady Gambles (1949) as Tony
When Joan Boothe accompanies husband-reporter David to Las Vegas, she begins gambling to pass the time while he is doing a story. Encouraged by the casino manager, she gets hooked on gambling, to the point where she "borrows" David's expense money to pursue her addiction. This finally breaks up their marriage, but David continues trying to help her.
Miss Tatlock's Millions (1948) as Dr. Mason
After the accidental death of an idiot heir, a stunt man is hired to impersonate him while the family gathers to determine the dispersment of the estate of Miss Tatlock's millions.
Sorry, Wrong Number (1948) as Fred Lord
A neurotic invalid accidentally overhears a phone conversation plotting her own murder.
Joan of Arc (1948) as Dunois, Bastard of Orleans
The life and campaigns of the Maid of Orleans.
The Gay Intruders (1948) as Dr. Harold Matson
John and Maria are successful onstage but have marriage problems offstage. When they go to married psychiatrists Dr. Matson and Dr. Nash, they grow together as the doctors begin to fight.
The Snake Pit (1948) as Gordon
A young woman tries to recover her sanity in a corrupt mental institution.
Blonde Savage (1947) as Steve Blake
Diamond mine owner Mark Harper (Douglass Dumbrille) hires pilot Steve Blake (Leif Erickson) and his pal Hoppy Owens (Frank Jenks)to search for a hidden jungle village from which the natives have made trouble for his mine operations. They crash near the village and discover that Meelah (Gale Sherwood), a white girl brought up by the natives after her parents had been killed for their property by Harper, is the head of the village. Returning to the mine, Harper, already suspicious of what they may have learned and jealous of the attention his wife, Connie Harper (Veda Ann Borg), is paying to Steve, has them jailed, while he leads an expedition against the village and Meelah.
The Gangster (1947) as Beaumont
A troubled gangster, who has lost all faith in people, loses his weak grip on life.
Arabian Nights (1942) as Kamar [al Zaman]
Half-brothers vie for an Arabian throne and the love of a beautiful storyteller.
Are Husbands Necessary? (1942) as Bill Stone
Night Monster (1942) as Laurie
Dr. Lynn Harper, psychologist, has been called out to the old Ingston Mansion, a dark and mysterious place with a very bad reputation, in order to make an assessment of the sanity of Margaret Ingston, daughter of patriarch Kurt Ingston. She claims to be sane, but she is clearly very disturbed; we can't be certain, although the doctor gives her a clean bill of health. But then Dick Baldwin shows up on the scene, just when Dr. Lynne has been receiving thinly veiled threats from the inhabitants of the house. He's our hero. Three medical doctors have been invited out to the mansion as well, Dr. Timmons, Dr. Phipps and the sleazy Dr. King (Lionel Atwill). One by one the doctors are mysteriously murdered. Dick Baldwin must figure out who is doing the killings, and he must do so before whoever it is can kill his new love interest, Dr. Lynne Harper. But the only one he can trust is Kurt Ingston himself, since Ingston has no legs and can't have perpetrated these murders. Is it sinister Rolf, the butler, or Laurie, the sex crazed and sociopathic chauffeur, or Agor Singh, the Hindu Yogi with his strange ways? And of course, Lynne might be wrong, Margaret may be very insane, and she might be the culprit.
Pardon My Sarong (1942) as Whaba
Eagle Squadron (1942) as Johnny [M.] Coe
The Fleet's In (1942) as Jake
Sailors bet on a shy shipmate''s ability to romance an aloof nightclub singer.
H. M. Pulham, Esq. (1941) as Rodney "Bo Jo" Brown
A stuffy businessman livens things up by having a fling.
The Blonde from Singapore (1941) as Terry Prescott
Nothing But the Truth (1941) as Van [Tom Van Dusen]
A businessman bets he can tell the truth for 24 hours.
68. third of a nation... (1939) as Peter Cortlant
After rescuing a boy from a tenement fire, a wealthy young man learns he owns the run-down building.
The Big Broadcast of 1938 (1938) as Bob Hayes
A radio announcer tries to juggle musical acts and his ex-wives while broadcasting from an ocean liner.
Thrill of a Lifetime (1938) as [Howard] Howdy Nelson
Ride a Crooked Mile (1938) as [Montgomery] Johnny Simpkins
Waikiki Wedding (1937) as Victor
A laid-back marketing man for a Hawaiian pineapple company enjoys his life in the tropical paradise until a beautiful woman arrives on the island and turns his life upside down.
Conquest (1937) as Paul Lachinski
A Polish countess sacrifices her virtue to Napoleon to save her homeland.
College Holiday (1936) as Dick Winters
A group of men are invited to spend the summer with a lady hotelier interested in eugenics.
Girl of the Ozarks (1936) as Tom Bolton

Film Production - Main (feature film)

Mr. Atlas (1997)
While hiking, a child falls in a hole and finds Atlas of Greek mythology, who ends up helping him as well as romancing the kid's mother and dealing with some mystical golden apples.
Crisis (1939) as Comm

Cast (special)

Savage: In the Orient (1983) as Major; His Assistant In The Paul Savage Antique Shop
The exploits of Peter Savage, a wealthy private detective based in Manila. In the pilot episode, Savage is hired to secure the release of a kidnapped American executive from terrorists.
Hunter's Moon (1979) as George Randall
The story, set in Wyoming during the range wars between cattlemen and sheepherders at the turn of the century, follows the exploits of Fayette Randall, a mysterious figure who greatly resembles the Lone Ranger. In the pilot episode, Randall begins a vendetta against a man called the Captain, who mur
New Healers, The (1972) as Dr Victor Briggs, Calvin'S Father
The story Calvin Briggs and Jimmy Martin, ex-medics, and Michelle Johnson, an ex-nurse, all of whom served in "MASH" units in Vietnam. The three join forces to help Dr. Simmons, an aging physician, care for the people of Hope, a rural community in California. The pilot depicts their efforts to gain
Hard Case (1960) as Cash Wilson (Guest)
The story focuses on the relationship between two brothers who also happen to be law enforcers: Walt Devlin, a sheriff who believes that the end does not justify the means; and Bill, who uses unorthodox methods to maintain the peace. In the pilot episode, Bill faces the wrath of a notorious outlaw
Sharpshooter, The (1958) as Jim Lewis (Guest)
The pilot film for "The Rifleman." The story of Lucas McCain, alias "The Rifleman," and his young son, Mark, and their attempt to begin new lives as ranchers in North Fork, a growing New Mexico town. In the pilot episode, Lucas, newly arrived in North Fork, attempts to win the money he needs to bu
Claudette Colbert Show, The (1958) as Paul Harper
The misadventures of Elizabeth Harper, a newly elected congresswoman in Washington, D.C. The program relates Elizabeth's efforts to begin her new life.

Cast (special)

Wild Times (1980) as John Tyree

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